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Old March 23rd, 2006, 06:31 PM   #1
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A1 Doesn't Have 24p, But...

OK. I know the A1 doesn't have true 24p. And I know the other processes causes the A1 pulldown output to lose resolution in the process.

But...

Being the original quality is HD, do any of these alternatives still produce a better end product for film than the DV 24p cameras such as the DVX100s, etc.?
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 06:36 PM   #2
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Of course, the JVC HD100 is true 24p HDV and not all that expensive and many times a beeter camera than the A1.
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 08:18 PM   #3
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The JVC HD100, if I did the search correctly, is extremely expensive, especially when compared to the A1.

Is this the camera you're talking about? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont....x=0&image.y=0
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Old March 23rd, 2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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Yep, the $5,000+ terrain is a little rich for my blood. Gorgeous, but I couldn't possibly pull it off. But I can drool from afar, no?

I would be simply overjoyed, just to know that the A1 would produce a better pic than the DVs like the DVX100 when transfered to film or downgraded to SD (if that's the case).
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Old March 25th, 2006, 06:13 AM   #5
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I would be simply overjoyed, just to know that the A1 would produce a better pic than the DVs like the DVX100 when transfered to film or downgraded to SD (if that's the case).
It probably would. It has 1440x1080 resolution and even if you deinterlace it by just dropping the fields it would still be 1440x540. Although the mpeg2 coding would produce some artifacts into the picture. The a1 does need more light.
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:44 PM   #6
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shoot with cinema effect and then use aspect hd to remove pulldown upon capture and viola! 24p
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Old April 1st, 2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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i believe you might be able to use cinema tools as well
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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:47 AM   #8
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Have you guys seen this 24p look footage from the HC1? Truly amazing:

http://www.dvuser.co.kr/zboard/data/..._720p_900k.wmv

He used Avid's 24p template to render and tweaked the gamma curves.
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alexander, do you have a link to how he did that in avid?
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Old April 7th, 2006, 11:08 AM   #10
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It is being discussed in SHDVI's forum but we haven't heard from him yet. Here' the link to the thread:

http://www.sonyhdvinfo.com/showthread.php?t=4612
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Old April 7th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #11
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i believe you might be able to use cinema tools as well
Nil on the cinema tools, it doesn't like hdv footage :-(

edit: just looked at that footage (the one with the avid trick) ....drool....
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